March 09, 2008
Waste Management

More disgusting news from Halliburton, Vice President Richard Cheney’s favorite war profiteer:

…The inspector general's report said some troops noticed problems with the water. Between October 2004 and May 2005, troops at Camp Ar Ramadi said bathwater was discolored and had an unusual odor. The report said KBR failed to treat the nonpotable water and monitor water quality during the same period.

At Camp Q-West, KBR inappropriately delivered chlorinated wastewater for showers and latrines without informing military preventive medicine officials, the report said. "KBR did not monitor or record the quality of water at point-of-use containers before April 2006, even though the ... contract required the company to do so," the report added.

Medical records for troops at Camp Q-West indicated 38 cases of illnesses commonly attributed to problem water. These include skin abscesses, cellulitis, skin infections and diarrhea. Doctors diagnosed 24 of the cases in January and February 2006, the same period when medical officials warned of a rise in bacterial infections at the base…


Posted by Jerome Doolittle at March 09, 2008 05:02 PM
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Satirists so often turn out to have been merely predicting the future. Looks like it's Vladimir Voinovich's turn. Anyone read *Moscow 2042*?

Posted by: Martha Bridegam on March 10, 2008 3:12 AM
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